OPERATION STAND DOWN RHODE ISLAND
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) sponsors and organizes an annual outreach event called "Stand Down." The annual three-day outreach event gathers homeless and low income veterans from around Rhode Island and brings them to a military style encampment. There, veterans are afforded access to a myriad of services provided by OSDRI and longtime federal and state partners such as the Veterans Administration, Department of Labor and Training, Rhode Island Housing, Rhode Island Public Defender, and many others. Private community organizations and individuals also assist in providing medical, dental, legal, substance abuse, and mental health counseling services.